Stories tagged: africa
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019, 11:46 a.m.
Saitoti Petro scans a dirt road in northern Tanzania for recent signs of the top predator on the African savannah. “If you see a lion,” he warns, “stop and look …
Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 12:05 p.m.
Officials from Belgium and Congo have signed agreements aimed at normalizing relations between the former European colonial power and the Africa nation during an official visit of Congolese President Felix …
Sat., Sept. 14, 2019, 4 p.m.
I’d forgotten how it feels on your first day in the bush. Exhilarated and wide-eyed. Over the moon. And then, sobering up, eager but cautious. A safari lodge is a …
Tue., Sept. 3, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
The first Spokane Audubon meeting of this season is scheduled for Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Riverview Community Bldg., 2117 E. North Crescent Ave.
Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 2:25 p.m.
As the world has watched with fear and fascination the fires burning in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, satellite images show a far greater number of blazes on the African continent.
Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 12:44 p.m.
It’s sometimes called “the forgotten D-Day,” the crucial but overshadowed Allied invasion of the French Riviera to push back the Nazis. France held an elaborate military ceremony Thursday to remember …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019, 5:37 p.m.
Women sewing blue jeans for Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee and The Children’s Place faced sexual harassment and gender-based violence and some were coerced into having sex with supervisors to keep their …
Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 1:01 p.m.
Two Ebola patients who were treated with new drugs in the city of Goma in eastern Congo have been declared “cured” and returned to their home.
UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 10:06 p.m.
Africa’s booming cities face a toilet crisis; just 14 free public ones in Uganda’s capital
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
Up to 150 Europe-bound migrants were missing and feared drowned on Thursday after the boats they were traveling in capsized in the Mediterranean Sea off Libya, the coast guard and …
Fri., July 19, 2019, 3:58 p.m.
It’s something most women in North America don’t think twice about. When that time of the month rolls around, stocking up on sanitary supplies is as easy as a quick …
Wed., July 10, 2019, 1:07 p.m.
Scientists say they’ve identified the earliest sign of our species outside Africa, a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in southern Greece.
UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 8:38 p.m.
Sudan’s protest movement calls off its general strike, as US envoy urges talks with army.
Wed., June 12, 2019, 11:36 a.m.
A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has …
UPDATED: Mon., June 10, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
Assailants raided a central Mali village early Monday, killing at least 95 people in the latest massacre in a growing ethnic conflict that has been enflamed by Islamic extremists, government …
Wed., June 5, 2019
Ethiopian adoptees in Nine Mile Falls learn their birth mother who has cancer, HIV is improbably alive
Adesalem and Kella Jelinek believed for years that their mother, who gave them up after contracting HIV and being diagnosed with uterine cancer, had died. Then, this spring, a nonprofit …
Tue., June 4, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
The deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Congo has surpassed 2,000 cases and is picking up speed.
Thu., May 23, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Botswana has lifted its ban on elephant hunting in a country with the world’s highest number of the animals, a decision that has brought anger from some wildlife protection groups …
Thu., May 16, 2019, 11:31 a.m.
A U.S. Navy SEAL pleaded guilty Thursday to hazing and assault charges for his role in the 2017 strangulation of a U.S. Army Green Beret in Africa.
Fri., May 10, 2019, 12:21 p.m.
The World Health Organization warned Friday that it may not be possible to contain Ebola to the two affected provinces in eastern Congo if violent attacks on health teams continue.
Thu., May 2, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
Tens of thousands of Sudanese protesters took part in a mass rally Thursday to step up pressure on the military to hand power to civilians following last month’s overthrow of …
Thu., April 25, 2019, 11:44 a.m.
A powerful tropical cyclone began to make landfall on Thursday in Mozambique, just six weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead. Authorities …
Sat., April 20, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
I had come to Rwanda with my college roommate to celebrate a big birthday on a trip years in the making. We had dreamed about venturing to Volcanoes National Park …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
A doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe has crippled a health system that was already in intensive care from neglect. It mirrors the state of affairs in a country that was full …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2018, 12:59 p.m.
Gov. Butch Otter on Thursday appointed a former Idaho State Bureau of Land Management director to replace the Fish and Game commissioner who resigned in October after photos of his …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 5, 2018, 12:06 p.m.
Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but the first lady was anything but out of step when children at an …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 10:19 p.m.
African leaders will likely press their Chinese hosts at a conference this week to help narrow their trade deficits with Beijing by shifting more manufacturing to their continent, the chief …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 7:56 a.m.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday was wrapping up a three-day Africa visit in Nigeria with a meeting between the leaders of Europe’s and Africa’s largest economies focusing on migration.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 12:44 p.m.
By now, many Africans know to cringe whenever “Trump” and their continent are mentioned together.
Wed., July 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
Stone tools recovered from an excavation in China suggest that our evolutionary forerunners trekked out of Africa earlier than we thought.